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Senior Engineer - Product Validation



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Apptronik is building robots for the real world to improve human quality of life and to help solve the ever-increasing labor shortage problem. Our team has been building some of the most advanced robots on the planet for years, dating back to the DARPA Robotics Challenge. We apply our expertise across the full robotics stack to some of the most important and impactful problems our society faces, and expect our products and technology to change the world for the better. We value passion, creativity, and collaboration to help us overcome existing technological barriers in the industry to create truly innovative products.

You will join a team developing state-of-the-art general-purpose robots designed to operate in human spaces and with human tools. It is designed to work alongside humans, mobilize to human spaces, and manipulate the world around it.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Engineer to lead and execute our Product Validation roadmap and drive rigorous testing of our general-purpose robots. This is a unique opportunity to have a large impact at a high growth start-up. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, with a successful track record of leading engineering design verification and product validation of electro-mechanical products, we’d love to speak with you.


  • Lead the development of Verification & Validation procedures and test scripts and ensure traceability to engineering and product requirements.
  • Document verification & validation results and partner with systems and design engineers to recommend corrective actions and obtain stakeholder acceptance of validation results.
  • Lead and validate the performance and reliability of Apptronik’s general purpose robots during product development.
  • Ensure that testing processes and procedures comply with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Summarize and present complex test results to drive actionable plans.
  • Build test automation processes to improve efficiency and reduce cycle time.
  • Collaborate with 3rd party laboratories to ensure rigorous validation of Apptronik’s products across safety, certification, and product requirements.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated in-depth expertise in engineering design verification and validation.
  • Expertise in leading verification and validation of industrial robots or similar electro-mechanical systems.
  • Hands-on design and/or testing experience of electronic, mechatronics or electromechanical products, subsystems, or components.
  • Expertise in root cause analysis and reliability growth.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience designing specialized test equipment and test fixtures.
  • Expertise using thermal chambers, HALT chambers, shaker tables, and power analyzers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering. Master’s degree in engineering preferred.
  • 7+ years of relevant professional experience


  • Competitive base w/ benefits
  • Highly motivating equity incentive package
  • Hybrid work schedule for applicable roles (i.e. work from home in some capacity)
  • Flexible work hours policy
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k plan

*This is a direct hire. Please, no outside Agency solicitations.

Apptronik provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.